A New Long Term Assessment of Energy Return on Investment (EROI) for U.S. Oil and Gas Discovery and Production

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Guilford, Megan C.; Hall, Charles A.S.; O’Connor, Peter; Cleveland, Cutler J.;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International
  • Journal: Sustainability,volume 3,issue 10 10,pages1-22 (issn: 2071-1050)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su3101866
  • Subject: depletion | TD194-195 | Renewable energy sources | EROI | TJ807-830 | oil | EROI; oil; gas; depletion; energy cost | GE1-350 | gas | energy cost | Environmental sciences | Environmental effects of industries and plants
    • jel: jel:Q2 | jel:Q3 | jel:Q0 | jel:Q | jel:Q5 | jel:Q56 | jel:O13

Oil and gas are the main sources of energy in the United States. Part of their appeal is the high Energy Return on Energy Investment (EROI) when procuring them. We assessed data from the United States Bureau of the Census of Mineral Industries, the Energy Information Ad... View more
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